posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:26 PM
reply to post by mamabeth
Keep at it Mambeth. You've got the first step down, you want change. Just a couple of quick pointers if I may from someone who has done it before.
It's not so much about what you eat, more how much and when. Change your eating habits to include times and amounts in addition to types of food.
Don't try to completely abolish all fat inducing foods from your diet at once though, gradually cut them down or look at low-carb or low-fat
alternatives to try.
Don't overdo it. Many people think they have to run a marathon every day to lose weight. 1/2 to an hour a day is fine, gradually step up until your
body learns to cope with it. Also work out what types of exercise you want to do in order to get to your goal. Cardio and high and light rep exercises
are best for weight loss.
Cravings will turn you into the devil. Thing is, don't totally deny yourself that occasional treat. Just don't overdo it. If you feel like something
you know is bad, just have a small amount. After a while your body will turn off to junk.
You've done the right thing by getting your husband on board, motivation is a key factor. There will be days where you just can't be stuffed, and a
second person will kick you in the proverbial, and get you moving.
Hope this helps a little.